Oval tray from Haus Elephant, measures 42 cm.
Weimar in Thüringen and Dresden in Sachsen were both planned for large Nazi building projects, including Gauforums and military headquarters complexes. Some of these projects were realized and remain today.
Weimar, which is perhaps best known today as the location of the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald, had a long history in the Third Reich. The first Nazi Party Rally Day following the 1925 refounding of the Party was held in Weimar on 4 July 1926, and the Party met there again in 1936. Weimar was also the scene of large Nazi rallies during the election campaign of 1932.
When Hitler was in Weimar he stayed in the Haus Elephant hotel on the Marktplatz, and he often greeted crowds and reviewed marching columns from the front of the hotel.